Programme for Government (PfG)

The Executive is committed to developing a long-term, strategic Programme for Government. This is based on a shared and strategic vision for the future which aims to improve wellbeing for all.

Delivering for citizens

It is anticipated that the new Programme for Government will bring a new focus to deliver lasting, real and positive change in people’s lives.

It will build on the Outcomes-based approach that has defined strategic planning across the public sector since 2016, and reflect the messages contained in New Decade New Approach.

Working together

The key not only to the development of the new Outcomes-based PfG, but also its implementation and delivery, is government’s collaboration and teamwork with key stakeholders and partners.

Government does not work in isolation towards solving the wide ranging and long-term issues that relate to education, health, the environment, infrastructure, the economy and beyond.

The Outcomes-based approach means departments think and work outside of their boundaries. They create, or co-design and co-produce, strategies and plans that cut across departments and sectors to tackle societal problems and improve wellbeing for all.

Consultation on draft Outcomes Framework 2021

On 25 January, the Executive launched the public consultation on its Programme for Government draft Outcomes Framework.

The draft Framework contains nine strategic Outcomes which, taken together, will set a clear direction of travel for the NI Executive and provide a vision for the future of all citizens.

Executive Ministers encourage you to have your say in this consultation as they talk about the Programme for Government and the benefits of the Outcomes-based approach to help improve wellbeing across society - watch the video below:

The consultation closes on 22 March 2021.

Consultation documents

To view the consultation documentation and to provide a response, access the link below:

Equality Impact Assessment

The Programme for Government draft Outcomes Framework has been subject to an equality screening exercise. An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) has also been prepared as part of the consultation.

The EQIA consultation closes on 30 April 2021.

To view the EQIA, its screening document and to respond to the EQIA consultation, please access the link below:

If you are interested in meeting with the Programme for Government Team to help inform your thinking before providing your online consultation response, or you would like to receive an alternative format of the draft document please contact:

E-mail: pfg@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk
Telephone: 028 9052 3466

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